While holding the XX chromosomes makes your immunity stronger, and gives you a higher life expectancy, as statistics show, being a female exposes you to higher risks of cultural, social and economic discrimination that sideline you and your wellbeing in the response of many countries to COVID19 pandemic.
There are many regime apologists out there. We are constantly being hammered by advice to take the intentions of the power that be at face value, give them a chance, they say… Yes, a pathetic nationality law petition has been thrown out there with much publicity to the extent that it has been convincing for some… Yet, the lived realities of women, their experiences of injustice, exclusion and discrimination have not changed but rather worsened.
Samiha was beaming with joy when she saw her family in court, only for her mother to suddenly pull a knife that she had smuggled under her garment, pass it on to her son, who then pounced and stabbed his sister in the neck.
Malak al-Kashef has finally said goodbye to her previous life as Abdelrahman, the male body that was her prison for the first 19 years of her life. After a series of sex reassignment surgeries, she has declared victory over patriarchal norms
On October 10th, Iranian women scored a historical victory over the religious authorities. Finally, after a long struggle, they were able to get permission, by means of an official decree, to be admitted into sports stadiums.
Those who believe Mia Khalifa was happy doing what she did during her three months’ involvement with the porn industry in 2015, are most likely to have fallen victim to the same alluring trap that the industry ensnared Khalifa with and thousands of girls like her.
A tragedy of screams, a fractured spine and continuous brutal punches that persisted until the last breath of her fragile body. The hospital’s corridor looked like a silent death dorm, and the hands of the person recording the sound of the beating, through the phone, say that he has no means to help.